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Re: apt with index diff support

Michael Vogt <mvo@debian.org> wrote:
> 2. merkel does not have the actual package files

> To work around (2) and make it possible to still download packages
> (even with merkel as the only entry in sources.list) a hack was added
> to apt called: "APT::URL-Remap::". This allows one to remap a
> URI. Example: apt-get install 3dchess -o
> APT::URL-Remap::http://merkel.debian.org/~aba/debian/=http://ftp.de.debian.org/d
> +ebian/"

Having to specify this at the commandline is messy, is there a way to put
this in /etc/apt.conf.d/? I've tried in vain using

APT::URL-Remap::http://merkel.debian.org/~aba/debian/ {"http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian";};

                   thanks, cu andreas

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